I’ve been speaking with another jeweler who works in silver, and she
told me that getting the registered hallmark and licensing to stamp
jewelry is very expensive here in Canada. It was about then that I
noticed that none of her work was advertised as being silver, nor
was it identified by any signature or signature marking.
Now, I want my work to be identifiable. I don’t suppose I
absolutely need to advertise that my work is silver, but I would
like to leave some kind of signature on it. Can I do this legally
without some sort of registry? What’s a good way to do this,
particularly with necklaces and bracelets? Are small objects, such
as ear rings, a write-off where this is concerned? What’s the best
compromise between easy identification and space concerns?